Aphrodisiacs have been drawing the opposite sexes together for thousands of years. Many foods, flowers, oils, and even some unusual materials have been used as an aphrodisiac. Science has even found that the human body produces natural scents that act as an aphrodisiac. Many scents used to attract a lover are still used today.
The word “aphrodisiac” originates from the goddess of sensuality, Aphrodite. In a religious ritual from India, scents are applied to women’s bodies to anoint various spots and lift her spirit. In the ritual, the woman is believed to manifest as the sacred creative force, Shakti, and was thus worshiped. Aphrodisiac oils that promote balance between the mind, body, and soul are pine, anise, angelica, cypress, and geranium.
Here are 8 of the most attractive scents to a man including aphrodisiacs, fragrances, and where to find them in the perfume aisle.